Events

The Tampa Section has an active calendar that includes various educational courses as well as multiple opportunities to network and socialize with industry peers. To keep abreast with our upcoming events follow the calendar below.

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PROGRAM MEETING FEE: Monthly program meeting fee includes lunch and educational presentation.  We ask that you please RSVP up to 7 days in advance via the program meeting invitations emailed from IES Tampa Section.  Your attendance is expected once confirming your RSVP as we reserve food and space.  No shows may be asked to prepay for future events to guarantee a reservation.

PRE-PAY: Pre-pay is offered and is encouraged to reserve your spot at the monthly program meetings.  The link to pre-pay will be provided with program meeting invitations. Please contact Patrick Conway at pconway@coresential.com with any questions or concerns.

IES Member = $30.00
IES Non-Member = $35.00
Student = $15.00

Oct
16
Tue
2018
Technical Luncheon: LED Bridging Technology to Application @ The Centre Club
Oct 16 @ 11:30 am – 1:00 pm

Presenter: Rick Gottlieb, Eaton
This course reviews the key fundamentals of LED including thermal, optical and electrical. We also cover the key performance differences of LED luminaires versus traditional fixtures for exterior applications. We also discuss LM-80 TM-21 and how to use it to compare fixtures.
AIA course #LEDBTA, 1CEU
Program Fee: $25 (Lunch included)

Nov
13
Tue
2018
Technical Luncheon: Connected Lighting with POE for Offices @ The Centre Club
Nov 13 @ 11:30 am – 1:00 pm

Presenter: Joe Gohn LC, LEED AP
The review of recent developments in commercial /office “smart” buildings and work environments have led to emergence of the digitalization (and control) of lighting systems being powered over Ethernet by leveraging the technology of LED Lighting.
AIA course, 1CEU
Program Fee: $25 (Lunch included)

Mar
19
Tue
2019
Lance Bennett – Lighting Beyond Lighting @ The Centre Club Tampa
Mar 19 @ 11:30 am – 1:00 pm

Presented By:

IES National President – Lance Bennett, Eaton’s Cooper Lighting

The presentation will discuss how modern-day lighting solutions meet constantly evolving energy codes and are now an essential integrated part of a building’s infrastructure.

Connected Lighting Solutions are an integral part of the evolution of Well Building standards and allow occupants to customize their experience and live better in the spaces.

Cost is $25.00 per person (members) / $30.00 per person (non members) and includes lunch

Your attendance is expected once confirming your RSVP as we reserve food and space. No shows may be asked to prepay for future events to guarantee a reservation. Please cancel or confirm at least 7 days in advance to the event (by 3/12).

Lance Bennett assumed the office of President of the Illuminating Engineering Society (IES), the international leader in lighting education, standards, publications, and professional development. Bennett succeeds Cheryl English.

Bennett has been in the lighting industry for over 30 years and has been with Eaton’s Lighting Business for over 24 years. He is responsible for global sales of all specification products for the US-based division. Prior to his current role, he served in a variety of capacities for Cooper Lighting, from regional sales to area vice president in the US. Bennett’s previous global experience includes opening the first international office for a large, US-based, multinational lighting controls company, as well as product development and marketing. Bennett, who is an engineer by education, is a member of IES and International Association of Lighting Designers (IALD) Lighting Industry Resource Council as well as a corporate member of the United States Green Building Council and American Institute of Architects Cornerstone Partner. Bennett also serves on the Board of the International Landscape Lighting Institute. He previously served on the Board of the IALD Education Trust.

Aug
8
Thu
2019
IES 2019 Annual Conference @ Omni Louisville Hotel
Aug 8 – Aug 10 all-day
IES 2019 Annual Conference @ Omni Louisville Hotel

The Illuminating Engineering Society’s Annual Conference August 8-10, 2019 in Louisville, Kentucky provides a range of educational programming—including workshops, seminars, immersive experiences, tours, networking, and paper and poster presentations—on the art, design, science, and research of lighting relevant to lighting professionals, educators, and related design disciplines. As always, professional education is paramount, with a broad selection of CEU credits available through participation at the conference.

The 2019 Annual Conference will endeavor to bring experiences, education, networking and inspiration together to foster personal and career growth.

We encourage you to make your Annual Conference 2019 hotel and air travel reservations as early as possible in order to take advantage of competitive fares. Room Block closes July 15, 2019.

WHY ATTEND?

The conference begins Thursday evening August 8 — Opening Night — with the Illumination Awards Gala, followed by two exciting days of accredited educational programs, networking, skill sharpening, product demonstrations and time to relax and enjoy the camaraderie of your peers, catch up with old friends and meet new people.


Theme

The theme for the 2019 IES Annual Conference is Light.Affect / Light.Effect. This expansive theme relates to numerous aspects of how light and darkness affect our vision, health, behavior and experience. The objective of the conference is to provide educational sessions and experiences relevant to the audience of lighting professionals, academics, and peripheral design disciplines. This year’s theme is bringing focus to the powerful interrelationships between light affects and light effects. In addition, the Conference program will also consist of technical papers and posters on a wide range of lighting-related topics.

Sep
22
Sun
2019
IES Street and Area Lighting Conference @ Sheraton San Diego Hotel & Marina
Sep 22 – Sep 25 all-day
IES Street and Area Lighting Conference @ Sheraton San Diego Hotel & Marina

CONFERENCE SCOPE

The IES Street & Area Lighting Conference is the only conference of its kind dedicated to improving the outdoor lighting business of electric utilities and energy service companies. We continue to provide an open forum for end -users facing the same questions regarding relevant products for specific application, lighting controls, benchmarks from other users in the lighting community, and milestones reached by municipalities, utilities and DOT’s. We strive to maintain a small community feel, creating a great opportunity to network with industry peers through seminars with speaker Q+A, breakout sessions to discuss issues in-depth, an exhibit hall and many networking events with speakers and peers in a comfortable and open atmosphere.

We encourage you to make your IES Street and Area Lighting Conference 2019 hotel and air travel reservations as early as possible in order to take advantage of competitive fares. Room Block closes August 29, 2019.

WHY ATTEND?

Our attendee base, over 900 and growing, includes managers, technical and marketing specialists, lighting consultants and engineers from electric utilities, municipalities, cooperatives, energy service companies and manufacturers. These outdoor lighting professionals come from across the country and the industry. All are vitally interested in learning about products and services and include decision-makers from investor-owned regulated electric utilities, unregulated marketing affiliates, cooperatives, municipal utilities and independent contractors and consultants.

Oct
15
Tue
2019
Advantages and Best Practice of LED Cove and Perimeter Lighting @ Feather Sound Country Club
Oct 15 @ 11:30 am – 1:00 pm

Course Title: Advantages and Best Practice of LED Cove and Perimeter Lighting
AIATEMPO101 $mdash; 1.0 AIA CES Learning Unit (HSW)

Power density restrictions frequently competed with and undermined a quality lighting design, with cove and perimeter lighting often falling victim.  The increased availability, energy efficiency, and performance of LED luminaires have now prioritized overall lighting design objectives once again.  We will review the benefits of illuminating the ceiling and vertical surfaces, further outline the benefits of LED linear technology and provide tips for specifying cove and wall grazing luminaires.  Finally, we will review the latest evolution of LED optimized linear cove products.

Learning Objectives:

  • Understand the value of illuminating the ceiling and vertical surfaces to achieve a quality lighting environment.
  • Understand the benefits that LED linear lighting provides over legacy sources.
  • Explore tips and recommendations for specifying linear luminaires to achieve the desired result.
  • Identify common applications best suited to cove and perimeter lighting.
  • Explore the latest generation of linear cove technology

Presenter Bio: Shawna Spaziani is the Southern Territory Regional Sales Manager for Tempo Lighting, a 34-year-old cove and cinema lighting manufacturer that creates configurable and micro-maintainable indirect lighting solutions for hospitality, retail, and multi-use entertainment venues. Before joining the Tempo Lighting team, Shawna worked with Walt Disney Imagineering and developed her career in the specification lighting industry with Louis Poulsen, Beghelli, and Tivoli. Their lists of clients include Tanger  Outlets, Disney, Houston’s, Regal, Coca-Cola, and Hilton brand hotels. Shawna holds a Bachelors of Science in Mechanical Engineering and a Masters of Business Administration from the University of Florida.

Nov
19
Tue
2019
Architectural Lighting Controls @ Feather Sound Country Club
Nov 19 @ 11:30 am – 2:30 pm

PRESENTER:  Allen M. Weiss PE, LC, Member Emeritus IES

Overview of the current code issues regarding lighting controls and detailed discussion on the various types of lighting controls available and their practical application.

Cost is $25.00 per person (members) / $30.00 per person (non members) and includes lunch.

Your attendance is expected once confirming your RSVP as we reserve food and space. No shows may be asked to prepay for future events to guarantee a reservation. Please cancel or confirm at least 7 days in advance to event (by 11/5).

Allen M. Weiss is a lighting design professional presently working as a certified continuing education provider for the SESCO lighting Company in Maitland Florida.  He is a graduate of Drexel University (1989 alumni award in electrical engineering) with a BS in electrical engineering.   Mr. Weiss is a P.E by examination and is presently registered in seven states (Florida, Pennsylvania., Maryland, Delaware, New Jersey, North Carolina and Texas retired).  Mr. Weiss is a nationally certified LC by examination.

Mr. Weiss has personally designed or supervised the design of over 30 million square ft. of facility lighting designs, many for fortune 100 and fortune 500 clients.  Additionally, he has worked on the lighting design of several major roadway, tunnel and bridge projects including Orlando Florida’s East West (408) Expressway and major portions of Charleston West Virginia’s interstate highway system.  Several of his lighting designs merited design awards through the Illuminating Engineering Society of North America (IESNA) and the magazine “Architectural Record”.  A list of his lighting design projects is available upon request.

Mr. Weiss has taught lighting design as an adjunct professor at Pittsburgh’s La Roche College as well as lectured on lighting design topics at Seminole State College, Brevard Community College, Indian River State College and through his affiliation with the Illuminating Engineering Society  (IES).  Mr. Weiss served as section chairman of the IES in Philadelphia Pa.

A partial listing of his work experience follows;

Sales engineer-Holophane Corp.-Philadelphia Pa. – 2 years

Electrical department head –Howard Needles Tammen & Bergendoff- Haverford Pa. –seven years

Director electrical engineering/lighting design services-Ballinger-Philadelphia Pa.-eleven years

Partner & director electrical engineering/lighting design services-CUH2A-Princeton NJ- eleven years

Director electrical engineering/lighting design services- Astorino-Pittsburgh Pa. – four years

Manager of continuing education -SESCO lighting-Winter Park Fl. – fifteen years

Jul
27
Mon
2020
WEBINARS: Light for Life – A Global Collaboration
Jul 27 – Jul 28 all-day

Light For Life

“Light for Life” is a global conversation about the impact of light on the lives of humans, plants, and animals. As hosts of this collaborative webinar series, the Illuminating Engineering Society (IES) will facilitate 16 webinars over the course of two days, with 15 partner organizations from around the world. Each organization will curate their own webinar in the series shaping the discussion of “Light for Life” with unique perspectives from all 7 continents.

In practice, the potential of light is something we often view through the lens of our own country’s trends, concerns and accomplishments. By opening this webinar series to global partners, the IES hopes to bring people together to learn from one another about the impact of light on lives all over the world. This series will be free for all.

Aug
24
Mon
2020
2020 IES Virtual Annual Conference
Aug 24 – Sep 2 all-day

August 24-27, 2020
August 31 – September 2, 2020
2020 IES Virtual Annual ConferenceThe Illuminating Engineering Society’s Annual Conference (August 24 – 28, 2020 and August 31 – September 4, 2020) provides a range of educational programming on the art, design, science, and research of lighting relevant to lighting professionals, educators, and related design disciplines. The 2020 Annual Conference has been moved to a virtual setting due to the COVID-19 pandemic. As always, professional education is paramount, with a broad selection of CEU credits available through participation at the conference.

IES’s priority is the health and safety of the lighting community, including our members, staff, supporters, vendors and volunteers. As the COVID-19 pandemic continued to unfold, it became clear that in the face of an unprecedented situation, we needed to make tough choices. While it took longer than expected to reach a resolution, we believe that this was handled with the precision necessary to preserve the well-being of the Society while creating an opportunity for success both in the present and future.

DATES: August 24th – August 28th and August 31st – September 4th
TIMES: Official times to be determined, but there will be two blocks of sessions each day.
IES MEMBER REGISTRATION: $249*
NON-MEMBER REGISTRATION: $349
* There will be reduced rates for Emerging Professionals (EPs) and Student members, but we encourage you to wait on registering for the conference until we announce the benefits of the EP Program for this year.

The virtual Annual Conference will have sessions that will be held August 24th – August 28th and August 31st – September 4th. By providing a schedule that offers content across these two weeks, registrants will be able to attend all sessions and not have to choose between different tracks.

Despite the disruption we are facing, the IES is excited to bring you the opportunity to participate in the Annual Conference without having to leave your workspace. We will leverage our technology to disseminate valuable, relevant and timely content. We hope that you find this virtual Annual Conference insightful, beneficial, and of the quality that you have come to expect from the IES.

There will be no virtual tabletop sessions this year. We will resume tabletops when we return to an in-person annual conference.

More information, such as agenda, speakers, and more will be made available shortly.

Please note, if you previously registered for the 2020 Annual Conference, your payment has been refunded. Those that have booked their rooms at the Hilton New Orleans Riverside, the hotel will cancel your room reservation on your behalf.

Oct
20
Tue
2020
Webinar: Designing Functional Light with Decorative Luminaires
Oct 20 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

Presenter: Tina Nguyen, Rich Brilliant Willing Lighting

Description: This one-hour CEU program discusses how today’s decorative luminaires can – and do – provide functional lighting for commercial applications.

Beginning with discussion of different lighting effects (and how to describe them), we will look at various techniques for applying and integrating decorative luminaires to functional lighting needs.

We will conclude with guidelines to luminaire selection according to light output, direction, and color.

Objectives:

  • Apply functional lighting techniques using decorative luminaires.
  • Integrate decorative luminaires into common architectural applications.
  • Select decorative LED luminaires for light output, direction, and color.

(1 AIA CEU) 

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